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Purdue University

Fisher Sensor

Caption: These color-enhanced scanning electron microscope images show nanosheets resembling tiny rose petals. The nanosheets are key components of a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine. The technology might eventually help to eliminate or reduce the frequency of using pinpricks for diabetes testing. (Jeff Goecker, Purdue University) A publication-quality image is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/2012/fisher-sensor.jpg

Credit: Jeff Goecker, Purdue University

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